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Malaysian athletics official gets 6 year ban after doping cases

Published on Oct 12, 2012 4:21 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian athletics official Karim Ibrahim has been hit with a six-year ban after he was found guilty of being involved in two doping cases, local media reported on Friday.

Ibrahim, a former Malaysian Athletic Federation (MAF) deputy president, would be forced out of his roles as vice president of the Malacca Athletic Association and as council member of the Asian Athletic Association, the Malaysian Star reported.

Ibrahim is the first Malaysian athletics official to be suspended whilst in office.

"The findings had enough proof of his involvement in both cases and we thank the independent panel for their findings,"MAF President Zainal Abidin Ahmad told the newspaper on Friday.

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